Category Archives: P7M-Blog

P7 Show Costumes

Our Primary 7 Show is fast approaching and we have asked the children to think about what their costume could consist of.

As a year group we will discuss what the costumes could possibly be and how the children can create costumes from pieces found at home.  Guidance is also given at the start of the script booklet which every child was given at the start of rehearsals.

We would like to have costumes ready to use during our rehearsals next Monday. (3.6.19)

Individuals are responsible for supplying their own costumes.

Many thanks in advance!

P7 Team

P7 Sports Transition Trip to Meggetland 8.5.19

All three Primary 7 classes will be going on a Sports Transition Trip next Wednesday 8th May.  We will leave school at 09:30 by private coach organised by Boroughmuir.  After the event is finished, we will leave Meggetland at 12:30.  Since we will return to Buckstone Primary school after lunchtime, your child should bring a packed lunch with them that day.

Please return the consent form which your child was given today by Friday 3rd May as school is closed on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th May.  The letter contains all necessary information.

Thank you,

P7 Team


P5 Fundraising for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital (Sick Kids)

P5 are still collecting toys for our toy sale on the 4th of April. Please bring them in by Monday and put them outside P5.

We are still looking for some of the following (please make sure they are clean and good quality);

stuffed toys, books, gameboards, barbies or action figures, outdoor toys, lego, baby toys, loom bands, cars, cards, fancy dress clothes, role play items, DVDs (U), Shopkins… the list is endless.

Thank you to those who have brought things in so far.

The prices will be either 50p, £1, £1.50… with the most expensive thing being £3.

From P5H and P5HW

P5 fundraising for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (Sick Kids)


In P5 we are going to be doing a toy sale to raise money for the Sick Kids Hospital (Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity). It is going to be on Thursday 4th April in school near the P5 classrooms.

If you have one or two toys that you would like to donate can you please bring them in next week and by Monday 1st of April at the latest.

Please don’t bring in toys that you want to keep, you can bring in toys that you don’t play with any more or that have been sitting in your cupboard. It might be a good time to have a spring clean!

Please put any toys you bring in on the table in the P5 library.

Some examples of toys we would like are


Action figures or Barbies

Soft toys


Baby toys so you can buy them for younger brother and sisters

Board games

Loom bands



Can you please make sure the toys are clean and good quality.


P5H and P5HW

P4 Food Bank Charity Collection

Primary Four are organising a food bank collection for the Edinburgh Food Project, who support families who are struggling to provide food for their families. We are looking for donations from the whole school to support this amazing charity. We require all donations to be in school by Friday 29th March.

 Here is a list of the products that are currently required by the food bank:

Urgently Needed: Instant coffee (jars), cold meat (tins), fruit juice (long-life), tea bags (packs of 40s), tinned fish, sugar

Low On Stock: Rice (500g bags), tinned fruit, toilet roll, tinned vegetables, tinned potatoes, tinned rice pudding, pasta sauces (jars), tinned custard, tinned tomatoes, jam.

We can also donate hygiene items such as: deodorant, shampoo, shaving foam & toilet roll.

 ****Please do not send fresh items as refrigeration is not available.****

Please send your donations to school with your child and ask them to pass them on to Primary Four.  Your donations will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks is advance,

P4 Team


Homework Grid WW2

Your child should have brought home a new home learning grid on Monday. There is also one attached to this post.

This will last for 4 weeks. Each Monday your child should bring in their jotter/any creations they have made/photos and show their class teacher.

We look forward to seeing more wonderful Home learning!


P7 team

P7 Homework Grid WW2 2

P7M Weekly Blog 1.3.19


  • We have been learning how to use our research notes to write evacuee letters, putting ourselves in the shoes of an evacuee during WWII.
  • We used skimming and scanning skills to answer questions about Alan Turing and breaking the Enigma code.


  • we have been learning to show our working out in the Distance, Speed and Time assessment.
  • We learned how to use Morse Code to send secret messages.
  • We used our multiplication and division skills to problem solve fraction questions.

Health & Wellbeing:

  • We discussed how to fit more physical activity into our day, even small amounts.
  • We decided to support our Buddies in P2M to teach them playground games which will help them play co-operatively.

Social Studies:

  • We planned the design and construction of our Anderson Shelter based on real life jobs such as
    • Architects
    • Exterior/Interior Designers
    • Painters
    • Resource Managers
    • Risk Assessors
    • Construction Team

We are so proud of our Primary 7 representatives at the Rotary Quiz on coming 2nd place, just being pipped at the post by 2 points.

Next week, we are looking forward to teaching P2M playground games and buddy reading with our Buddies on World Book Day on Thursday.

Have a wonderful weekend!